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Drug Information for DERIPHYLLIN Tablet 10's

What is Etophylline + Theophylline combination used for?

Etophylline + Theophylline combination injection/syrup/tablet is used for the treatment of following:

  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema

Etophylline + Theophylline combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Etophylline + Theophylline combination work?

Etophylline + Theophylline combination belongs to the class of drugs called anti-asthmatic drugs. It works by inhibiting certain enzymes that obstruct the airways. Thus, it helps in relieving the symptoms of asthma.

How to use Etophylline + Theophylline combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Etophylline + Theophylline combination injection/syrup/tablet as prescribed by your doctor.

  • Swallow the tablet Do not crush or chew the tablet.
  • In case of syrup , shake the suspension well before taking each dose so as to ensure the uniform mixing of the drug. Use a measuring cup while taking each dose.
  • Etophylline + Theophylline combination Injection should be administered only under medical supervision.

If you miss a dose of Etophylline + Theophylline combination, please use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

If you miss a dose of Etophylline + Theophylline combination injection, please consult your doctor immediately.

What are the drugs that interact with Etophylline + Theophylline combination?

Drugs that interact with Etophylline + Theophylline combination include the following:

  • Acetaminophen
  • Bisoprolol
  • Bupropion
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Esmolol
  • Fluvoxamine
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Labetalol
  • Metoprolol
  • Tramadol

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Etophylline + Theophylline combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Etophylline + Theophylline combination:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Mood changes
  • Shakiness
  • Sleeplessness

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Increased thirst
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Persistent vomiting
  • Severe muscle pain
  • Unusual tiredness

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while using Etophylline + Theophylline combination?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Etophylline + Theophylline combination or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Etophylline + Theophylline combination.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Etophylline + Theophylline combination causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not exceed the dose prescribed by the doctor.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to use Etophylline + Theophylline combination if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using Etophylline + Theophylline combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of heart disease, hypertension and peptic ulcer.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Etophylline + Theophylline combination

  1. Is it safe to smoke while using Etophylline + Theophylline combination?
  2. It is not advisable to smoke while using Etophylline + Theophylline combination. However, please consult your doctor.

  3. How long can I use Etophylline + Theophylline combination?
  4. It is advisable to take the medication as per the prescription. Your physician may prescribe the dose, frequency and duration of the medication according to the disease condition.

  5. Is it common to experience increased urination while using Etophylline + Theophylline combination
  6. No. Increased urination is a side effect of Etophylline + Theophylline combination. Consult your physician if you experience increased urination.

  7. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while using Etophylline + Theophylline combination
  8. It is advisable to check the blood parameters while using Etophylline + Theophylline combination.


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